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Is it safe to install updated Intel drivers for Ubuntu 11.10 from the following PPAs?

ppa:glasen/intel-driver
ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

Here's my system spec.

  • Sony Vaio S-series VPCSE190X
  • Intel Core i7-2640M processor (2.80GHz / 3.50GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6630M (1GB) hybrid graphics with Intel HD Graphics 3000

Please share your experiences.

  • I have not had any issues with the Intel Drivers and Gnome Shell however i had issues with the AMD card on another computer, this leads me to think that you're seeing this because of the AMD card. – Uri Herrera Jan 3 '12 at 8:34
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My experience with crashes says if it is not broken dont try to fix it. Drivers from repos work fine for me but I have read many who have broke their installation due to third party drivers. So unless current drivers don't work for you don't try it.

  • Thanks for quick reply. I'm asking because I have a few issues with gnome-shell and the current intel drivers v2.15. – Jason Jan 3 '12 at 7:30
  • Have you tried to resolve them without resorting to that option? – Stefano Mtangoo Jan 3 '12 at 7:44

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